Born at very young age to Carl Mattsuda McKinley & Jane Campbell (Koch) McKinley
in May 21, 1945 in Louisville, Ky .
Moved to Chattanooga, Tn . when he was around 3-1/2 yrs. old.
Studied commercial art in high school & realized one would starve to death in that field.
After graduation took work as a boilermaker at Combustion Engineering in
Chattanooga from 1966 to around 1984.
Married his beautiful wife Annette (Hawkins) in Mar. 2,1968
Their gorgeous daughter Alicia Dale was born Feb.23, 1971, & was followed
By their son Carl Stephen Jun. 19,1976.
As a hobby & no formal training, started engraving glass in 1977, at decided
This is what he really wanted to do.
Worked in a couple of glass shops during the lay-offs from Combustion to learn more about glass,
& started engraving ‘street rods & show cars.
Was actively licensed as ‘Custom Glass Engraving’ in 1986 at Chattanooga, Tn .
Branched into architectural glass, heavy glass tables, & custom mirrors to date.
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